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APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS & NEW FACES

September 2, 2020
A roundup of recent changes in the department

Gabriel Carroll Gabriel Carroll: Associate Professor. Joins us in January 2021 from Stanford University.
Field: Microeconomic theory.
 
Yanyou Chen Yanyou Chen: Assistant Professor. Joins us from Duke University.
Field: Industrial organization.
 
Olga Denislamova Olga Denislamova: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream. Joins us from University of California, San Diego.
Field: Macroeconomics.
 
Shari Eli Shari Eli, granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor, effective July 1, 2020.
 
Abdollah Farhoodi Abdollah Farhoodi: Assistant Professor. Joins us from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Fields: Industrial organization, urban economics, machine learning.
 
Nazanin Khazra Nazanin Khazra: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream. Joins us from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Fields: Urban economics, household finance, applied machine learning.
 
Marlène Koffi Marlène Koffi: Joins us from Uiversity of Montreal.
Fields: Innovation and inequality, deep learning/AI in public policy.
 
Yao Luo Yao Luo, granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor, effective July 1, 2020.
 
Philip Oreopoulos Philip Oreopoulos, recipient of the University of Toronto Distinguished Professor Award, will hold the title of Distinguished Professor in Economics of Education Policy for five years, effective July 1, 2020. The award is bestowed on faculty with high accomplishments and exceptional promise.
 
Marcin Peski Marcin Peski, promoted to Professor, effective July 1, 2020.
 
Eduardo Souza-Rodrigues Eduardo Souza-Rodrigues, granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor, effective July 1, 2020.
 
Joseph Steinberg Joseph Steinberg, granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor, effective July 1, 2020.
 
Michael Stepner Michael Stepner: Assistant Professor. Joins us in July 2021 from MIT, after a postdoc year at Harvard University.
Fields: Public finance, health, social insurance.
 
Eva Vivalt Eva Vivalt: Assistant Professor. Joins us from Australian National University.
Fields: Labour economics, development economics.
 
Courtney Ward Courtney Ward: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream. Joins us from Dalhousie University.
Fields: Applied microeconomics, health economics, labour economics.
 
Roman Zarate Roman Zarate: Assistant Professor, UTM cross-appointed. Joins us from MIT, after a postdoc year at the Institute on Behavior and Inequality.
Fields: Economic development, labour economics.